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BandeauSally Thu 18-May-17 21:17:11

I think it's about time NI joined soapland. Why hasn't it happened yet? There is currently a lot of filming going on in NI for various big U.K. Or US productions. We have budding actors busting for their big break but having to travel to stand a chance of getting it. Am I alone in thinking NI is now ripe for its own soap?

So, what will we call it? Where will it be based? What big stars will be queueing up to audition wink Eamon Holmes? grin maybe Jim macdonald will do a soap swap from Corrie and come back to his roots. What will be the first big storyline?

And most importantly which current soap will move aside to make space for it? grin

ffsnotthisagain Sat 10-Jun-17 12:41:59

Omg I love this idea!

jollyjester Sat 10-Jun-17 12:46:13

The rest of the uk would need to watch it in slow motion though. I'm always hearing how we talk too fast.

BoysaDearyMe Sat 10-Jun-17 12:51:03

All in for an NI soap, but let's keep religion out of it

On that note - We can't be having jim McDonald, he has some strange views and is a bit of a bigot

Maudlinmaud Sat 10-Jun-17 14:44:54

God no! Have you not heard our accent on tv. I will say I did enjoy Glenroe and Ros na Rún way back but thon blade off hollyoaks who played Sally in the fall made my ears bleed grin

wobblywonderwoman Sat 10-Jun-17 14:46:14

The accent and humour might not make it on a big scale

....runs ....

ImADingleDangleScarecrow Sat 10-Jun-17 14:48:24

A lot of local programmes make me cringe blush 'Give My Head Peace' makes me reach for the remote.

Though that prog where they filmed people on their daily commute was so shite it was good.

ImADingleDangleScarecrow Sat 10-Jun-17 14:49:16

'Up the Lagan in a Bubble' would be a good soap name.

ImADingleDangleScarecrow Sat 10-Jun-17 14:49:27

Not very catchy though.

ArseyTussle Sat 10-Jun-17 14:52:02

Surely The Fall was a soap?

ImADingleDangleScarecrow Sat 10-Jun-17 14:52:29

'BT9' would be good - I'd watch a soap called that grin easier for UK audiences to understand the accents too grin

LilaBard Sat 10-Jun-17 15:29:07

Mind when all of West Belfast landed in Hollyoaks and sure they all had different accents

BoysaDearyMe Sat 10-Jun-17 16:14:37

The Fall wasn't a soap, it was a documentary series.....

toastymarshmallow Sat 10-Jun-17 16:15:46

What would the story lines involve?

Moving into the Holylands to go to Uni.

Going for a drive to Newcastle for a poke.

Being stuck in traffic on the Westlink and missing yer dinner.


Its a great idea but like a PP I cringe when I hear our accent on TV.

Maudlinmaud Sat 10-Jun-17 16:21:05

Oh yes please let it be set on the holylands
Let's also have a posh family from Malone who has embarrassing relatives who go to primark in their house coats. Or what about a docu drama set in the royal.
I thought everyone knew the fall was a documentary grin

ArseyTussle Sun 11-Jun-17 07:30:50


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